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git-sh-i18n—​envsubst - Git’s own envsubst(1) for i18n fallbacks


eval_gettext () {
	printf "%s" "$1" | (
		export PATH $(git sh-i18n--envsubst --variables "$1");
		git sh-i18n--envsubst "$1"


This is not a command the end user would want to run. Ever. This documentation is meant for people who are studying the plumbing scripts and/or are writing new ones.

git sh-i18n--envsubst is Git’s stripped-down copy of the GNU envsubst(1) program that comes with the GNU gettext package. It’s used internally by git-sh-i18n[1] to interpolate the variables passed to the eval_gettext function.

No promises are made about the interface, or that this program won’t disappear without warning in the next version of Git. Don’t use it.


Part of the git[1] suite